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Cardinals to vote on date for election of new pope

The Catholic cardinals gathered in Rome will vote later Friday on the date for the secret election, or conclave, to elect a new pope, a Vatican spokesman said.

Subaru recalling almost 50,000 'zombie' cars

The Japanese automaker Subaru is recalling nearly 50,000 zombie-vehicles because they run the risk of starting themselves, without human intervention.

Bin Laden's son-in-law, once al Qaeda's 'mouthpiece,' held by U.S.

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, who has served as an al Qaeda spokesman, was captured and has been brought to the United States, two administration officials and a federal law enforcement official said Thursday.

The biggest announcement Facebook didn't make

 Facebook on Thursday unveiled a News Feed revamp that will make content more personalized and engaging. But the reason behind the redesign -- advertising -- barely got a mention.

Rand Paul on filibuster: 'We had no plan'

The decision to take to the Senate floor with questions on drones was a last minute one, Sen.

Good jobs news: Initial claims fall

Fewer Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week, marking further improvement in the job market.

Surrogate offered $10,000 to abort baby

Crystal Kelley ran through the calendar once again in her head.

Rocky start to second term raises questions about Obama approach

Less than seven weeks into his second term, President Barack Obama seems mired in the same uncertainty over how to deal with recalcitrant and at times obstructionist Republicans that dominated his volatile first term.

Study links gun laws and lower gun mortality

States with the most gun laws experienced a lower overall mortality rate from firearms than did states with the fewest laws, researchers in Boston reported in a study published Wednesday.

Game for students aims to make Congress serious fun

These days, both violent video games and Congress have come under fire in the media and the court of public opinion, albeit for different reasons.